‘All Piñatas Go To Heaven’ selected for the London Short Film Festival

10 Dec

It is with huge excitement and joy that I can finally announce ‘Pinatas’ has been officially selected for the London Short Film Festival
It will be screening at The Roxy Bar & Screen at 6:30 on January 12th 2012.


The London Short Film Festival, now in its 9th year, is recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film.

Renowned for daring cross-arts programming, we showcase the very best of the country’s raw talent. The London Short Film Festival is a Mecca for the UK’s young creative talent and a significant date in the UK film calender.

Every year the Festival’s large and loyal audience flock to screenings and events, and this network has grown steadily over almost a decade.

‘Pinatas’ Wins Top Prize at London Lift-Off Festival

13 Oct

There are a few sore heads around Pinata HQ this morning as last night was a cause for huge celebration.


Last week we found out that we would have the honour of closing the first ever London Lift-Off Film Festival. Yesterday, we showed up to watch ‘Pinatas’ for the first time on the big screen. It was an amazing experience and considering the other films on show, we were privileged to be a part of the event.


However, the celebrations didn’t end there as later in the evening we were awarded the festival’s top prize; the ‘Audience Choice Award’.

This recognition and achievement left us speechless. We’d love to thank everyone who came to support us and everyone that voted for us too – you’ve made ‘Pinatas’ the success I always hoped it would be.

We’d also like to thank the festival organisers for all their support and hard work. The festival was a roaring success and I have been informed it shall return next year, even bigger.

Hope you all have a wonderful end of week/weekend, I’m now off to drink copious amounts of black coffee (the photo below explains it all really, and yes, that smile is still on my face). Bye for now!


Closing the London Lift-Off Festival

8 Oct

‘Pinatas’ is proud to be closing the London Lift-Off Festival this Wednesday 12th Oct at The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn.

There are still tickets available and an interview with me at the following link.

There is also a complete programme of the festival available here.

Have a good weekend,

Paul McGhie

Official: First Festival Screening

22 Sep

We’ve had some great news this week. ‘All Pinatas Go To Heaven’ has been officially selected for the London Lift-Off Film Festival. I am totally delighted that ‘Pinatas…’ will now get the chance to play on the big screen, especially at such a wonderful cinema as The Tricycle, Kilburn, North West London.

This is a longer cut than the Virgin Media Shorts version ad stands at 4 minutes (much better we think!) If you would like to buy tickets for the Festival, ‘Pinatas…’ will be screening on October 12th; the third and final day. Prizes will be judged by the audience so the more of you that can show up, the better and of course the more appreciative I and the rest of the ‘Pinatas’ crew will be.

To find out more about the festival, check out their facebook page.

Have a great end to your week,

Paul McGhie

New Trailer

25 Aug

Our new trailer for the 4 minute cut is now available to view.

Remember the 2 minute 20 cut is still available to view atby clicking here to the Virgin Media Shorts website.



New Pictures

5 Aug



Today we have six new production pics for you including this lovely new wallpaper pic. Click here to view them. Enjoy!

The Making of…

3 Aug

There is now a ‘Making of All Pinatas Go To Heaven’ video available on the ‘Making of” page (well, it would be silly to put it anywere else really). Writer and Director Paul McGhie talks about his film from conception to final cut.

Hello world! Welcome to the ‘All Piñatas…’ blog.

22 Jul

Welcome to the ‘All Piñatas Go To Heaven’ blog. Here you will be able to find tonnes of extras on the film plus all and any information about public and festival screenings we will be involved in. There are also loads of extras such as production photos, desktop wallpapers and  the full storyboard for your viewing pleasure.

If you have yet to catch ‘ Piñatas ‘, the Virgin Media Shorts version can be found here: http://bit.ly/lDUXPl

It is the story of two piñata dolls who meet at a Mexican themed party. Will romance bloom? or does fate have a more tragic end in store?

Feel free to leave comments as all will be warmly received.

I hope you all enjoy the film and this blog.

Thanks for visiting,

Paul McGhie – Writer and Director